Thanks Nelson for the comments & like on my Stork. I look through public domain pictures, my own photos and various copyright free sites. If I find something I like I will use it. The main thing is if I do not like a subject I will not draw it. That is why I very rarely do commissions.
I think you're right I have been a busy boy I though I had about 100 paintings on canvas in the house, I have pulled the out of hiding places I have about 250 ranging from 8 x8 inches to 24 x 20 inch and while writing this I vaguely remember tucking some under the bed but I can't check and my wife would get grumpy as she's asleep now. us about 1500 on paper not including my scribble pads
Thanks Nelson for the comments and like on John Steed. If you zoom in to a higher magnification you will see that the hair is just a lot of lines of different shades. The result was more luck than skill. lol.
I would say that it would be something you'd love to see but within minutes you'd be running for the nearest roaring fire to warm your cheaks ..cold hands are not so bad after a few hours out you might not feel your feet but if you get a draft up your back that takes ages to warm up
Nelson, this may sound strange but the best pencil sharpeners I've found for my pencils is in the cosmetic dept. I bought 2 Cover Girl eye pencil sharpeners and they last a whole lot longer than the General ones I get at Hobby Lobby and don't seem to break my pencils either. You might want to give them a try!
Hi Nelson, the pastel pencils can be used along with the pastel sticks. They're really good even just by themselves, but they're best when you can use them for smaller areas and the sticks for the larger areas. I used only pastel pencils on the old man portrait. I use a manual hand held pencil sharpener to sharpen them, not an electric one.
Thank you Nelson for your fine comment and the like too on my pastel portrait. The pastel pencils are so nice to use..they blend just like the sticks and I do blend when I need to. I appreciate your lovely words.
thank you, Nelson, for your comment on my pond much appreciate, it takes practice with pastel if you don't mind getting messy there great just keep some wet ones to wipe your hands to keep your work clean
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